In the 1st century, the name “Jesus” was quite common among the Jews. It was the Greek form of the Hebrew name “Yeshua” (or Yehoshua) and equivalent to the name “Joshua.” It literally means “Jehovah is salvation.”
As common as the name may have been at the time, when God became flesh and took this name for Himself, it truly fulfilled its meaning.
In AP’s next Vacation Bible School, we will be examining some of the many names given to Jesus in Scripture. We will be discovering and examining their meanings and significance as we deepen our understanding and appreciation for the Name of Jesus.View PDF